The major drawbacks with electric cars are their reduced operating range, high charging times and above all high cost. UK-based EOS Energy is planning to end all that with a 160kWh zinc air battery that could hit markets as soon as next year. The company has secured a lot of funding in the past few months, which would be used in developing this battery, which if used in vehicles will mean an electric car with a range in excess of 340 miles.
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Apart from frequent charge and discharge cycles, the other enemy of electric car batteries is heat. Electric batteries, as we all know, heat up quite quickly when under workload. The workload in case of electric car batteries is way too much, causing the batteries to heat up a lot. Researchers believe that overheating can deplete the service life of electric batteries by half. To solve the problems researchers at Fraunhofer have come up with a new phase-change material that promises to regulate the temperature of electric batteries in a much better way than conventional water cooling systems.